Thomas Wolfe's 1940 novel
'You can't go home again' tells the story of a young writer whose
semi-autobiographical book based on his small-town upbringing earns him wide
critical acclaim but alienates him from the people of his hometown.
When he returns home
he is surprised to find that those who once had such high hopes for him feel
betrayed and belittled, and he receives plenty of abuse and several threats on
his life. The story is an epic lament to the loss of innocence and what we lose in pursuit of our dreams. The song by DJ Shadow of the same name has no words in it, so means nothing.